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Religious Traditions, 2010

52,278 8,458 38,023 159,489 5,830 40,681 295,399
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 38 159,489 265.75
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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50 20,807 34.67
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 12,445 20.74
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 11 10,517 17.52
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 10,092 16.82
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 8,743 14.57
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 7,357 12.26
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 6,817 11.36
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 6,399 10.66
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 5,487 9.14
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 5,474 9.12
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 4,487 7.48
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 4,125 6.87
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 4,000 6.66
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 3,240 5.40
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 2,924 4.87
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 2,642 4.40
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 2,155 3.59
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,938 3.23
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,773 2.95
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,692 2.82
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,657 2.76
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,656 2.76
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 7 1,500 2.50
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,420 2.37
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,337 2.23
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 1,197 1.99
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,190 1.98
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 922 1.54
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 843 1.40
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 840 1.40
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 722 1.20
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 621 1.03
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 1.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 579 0.96
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 546 0.91
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 541 0.90
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 505 0.84
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.83
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 456 0.76
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 438 0.73
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 396 0.66
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 394 0.66
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 355 0.59
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 350 0.58
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 290 0.48
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 270 0.45
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 243 0.40
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 243 0.40
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 0.36
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 210 0.35
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 145 0.24
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 132 0.22
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 128 0.21
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 107 0.18
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 102 0.17
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 95 0.16
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.15
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 75 0.12
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 69 0.11
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 57 0.09
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.08
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.04
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.04
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 12 0.02
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.02
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 439 304,759  

The population of Denver County, Colorado was 600,158 in 2010; in 2000 it was 554,636. The total population changed 8.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (304,759) included 50.8% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.


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